Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bootylicious bug named Beyonce!

Turns out that Beyonce is not the only species in nature that’s bootylicious Now there’s a horsefly that bears her name thanks to their shared asset.

Beyonce may be one of the biggest pop divas out there, but she isn’t the only diva with that name. A previously unnamed species of horse fly with a glamorous golden rear end has been named Beyonce because it is the “all-time diva of flies,” researchers say.

Bryan Lessard, a researcher from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, is responsible for officially describing the fly and naming it Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae, according to the Australian National Insect Collection.

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